Ten Main Fields Of Psychology
Abnormal psychology studies maladaptive behavior patterns and psychopathology.
Clinical psychology studies and applies therapeutic methods to the treatment of individuals experiencing problems in life.
Comparative psychology studies similarities and differences in behavior of various animal species.
Developmental psychology studies the stability and change of characteristics, such as intelligence or social skills, over the life span.
Educational psychology studies teaching methods to improve learning in the classroom.
Industrial/Organizational psychology studies work and working environments and applies findings to improve job satisfaction and productivity.
Personality psychologists study individual differences across a number of different personal attributes such as shyness, conscientiousness, etc.
Physiological psychologists study biological bases of behavior, focusing on the nervous system.
Social psychologists study behaviors of individuals in groups and how people affect one another's behavior.
See also Psychiatry.
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